Mitsubishi Apologizes to American POWs
Where one leads, will others follow? Japan apologized five years ago for its treatment of U.S. soldiers during World War II, but now one of its most prominent corporations is doing the same. The automotive giant issued an apology to prisoners who were forced to labor in the company’s mines, and one of only two surviving POWs, 94-year-old James Murphy, was on hand to accept. While Mitsubishi won’t be offering compensation, there’s hope that other firms will follow suit ahead of the 70th anniversary of the war’s end next month.